20 More Pieces of Fashion Advice From Famous Men

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Fashion and style wisdom of the ages from those who’ve thought deeply on the subject.

“Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.” – Epictetus

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace

“All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – the simpler the better.” – Cary Grant


“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie.”
– Pierre Cardin

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles

“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” – Hardy Amies


“To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” – Hardy Amies, again

“To attain style in dress, you must look perfectly happy and relaxed in your clothes which must appear part of you rather than a wardrobe you have just donned.” – Hardy Amies… he was really quite good at the fashion epithet

“Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.” — Herbert Harold Vreeland, Academic

“You don’t find a style. A style finds you.” – Keith Richards

“Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” — G. Bruce Boyer

“Fashion is a playground up until a certain age. But then you have to find your own signature and your own style.” – Nicolas Ghesquière

“Fashion is more about feel than science.” – Pharrell Williams


“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen

“Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.” – Oscar Wilde

“Fashion is about today and tomorrow. Nobody cares how good you used to be.” – Paul Smith


“The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.” – Cecil Beaton

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” — Ralph Lauren

Dr. Holly Goodhead: “Have you broken something?”
James Bond: “Only my tailor’s heart.” Moonraker

“Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible.” – James Laver